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Workers' Compensation News

WCRI Study Shows Link Between Early PT and Lower Costs for Back Pain Claims 09/09/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 869 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
Early physical therapy sessions can mean significantly improved outcomes and lower costs for injured workers with lower-back pain, says a study by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute that examined almost 26,000 claims. ...Read More
Self-Insurance Fund Moots Worker's Claim with Acceptance of Liability, Authorization of Doctor 09/09/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a self-insurance fund was able to moot a dispute with a worker by accepting liability for a worker’s claim and authorizing treatment by the doctor selected by the worker. ...Read More
WCS: Clock Ticking for Claim Deadlines, PEO Licenses 09/09/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section said an emergency order that extended claim and hearing deadlines and prevented professional employer organizations licenses from expiring is no longer in effect. ...Read More

Tower MSA Partners Names Craig Deneau SVP of Business Development 09/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 692 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 952 min read
Tower MSA Partners on Tuesday announced Craig Deneau is joining the company as senior vice president of business development. ...Read More
Carrier Precluded from Presenting Evidence Still Prevails on Defense against Claim 09/09/2020
Source: WorkSompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for injuries from an alleged on-the-job fall, even though her employer’s insurance carrier was precluded from presenting any evidence to contest her claim. ...Read More
WCB Didn't Err in Denying Review of Award to Worker who Didn't Prove Labor Market Attachment 09/09/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not obtain board review of a judge’s determination that a worker was entitled to permanent partial disability benefits despite her failure to establish her attachment to the labor market because the employer did not properly complete t...Read More
Court Tosses Finding Employer Made Bona Fide Offer of Employment to Worker with Broken Neck 09/09/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 186 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned a finding that an employer had made a bona fide offer of employment to a worker who had suffered a broken neck in a car accident. ...Read More
Surgeon Barred From Comp Work After Charged with Neglect in Flesh-Eating Disease Case 09/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has barred a surgeon from treating injured workers after he was found guilty of neglecting a patient who was in the grip of a flesh-eating disease. ...Read More
Comp Court Cuts Hours 09/09/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Starting Oct. 1, the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court will have shorter hours, the court announced. The court, which is typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday, will be open until 4:30 p.m. at its Lincoln and Omaha offices. Faxes received after 4:30 p.m. will be ...Read More
DWC to Hold Virtual Meeting on Rules for UR, Peer-Review Doctors 09/09/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a Zoom meeting with stakeholders next month to discuss proposed rules defining which doctors can perform peer reviews and utilization reviews. ...Read More
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